Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"Try It Different" Tuesday: Wildflowers & Weeds

As you know, many of Inky's stamps are in the "open line art" style. It makes them wonderful for coloring in, whether you're using colored pencils and Gamsol, alcohol-based markers, or other mediums.

But sometimes it's fun to try something out of the ordinary, so Nancy Baier has been exploring new looks, as exemplified in her Handcarved Autumn collection. One of the stamp sets in this grouping is 11201MC Wildflowers & Weeds Clear Set:

These bold, silhouette-style designs lend themselves well to a variety of inking techniques, and Nancy applied several to create a bunch of cards that I'm excited to share with you today!

Resist methods have been around for a long time, and I love the results of this one:

Nancy stamped the flowers/weeds and bird with a VersaMagic chalk pigment ink and heat-embossed using detail white powder. Then she rubbed a few shades pan pastels over the top, which naturally blend together. So very pretty, don't you think? (The sentiment is from 11111MC Moonlight Raccoon Clear Set.)

Next, I've got a beautiful card that reminds me of a cool batik project that I made at summer camp many moons ago, when I was a pre-teen:

Unfortunately, I don't have any notes on how Nancy made it. Do YOU have any ideas? (You can click on a close-up for a better view and then leave a comment at the bottom. Hint, hint!) I'm curious to hear your thoughts!

This CAS-style card is light and airy, and it would be very quick to recreate:

The stamps were colored directly using Tombow markers and spritzed very lightly with water before stamping. (Sentiment is from 11196MC Autumn Fields Clear Set or 2009D in wood mounted.) Nancy sponged the sun in Distress Inks with a homemade circle-punched stencil.

Want to warm things up a bit? Add deep oranges and reds to the color scheme, and you've automatically moved farther into the autumn season. It's a bit hard to see the true effect in the photo, but Tsukineko's Delicata Ink Pad in Golden Glitz has been rubbed onto the edges of each image panel to add a pretty, lustrous glow.

The copper detail embossing powder for the sentiment and the images in the upper right enhance the fall-like mood of this card:

Finally, we couldn't forget Halloween since it's coming up in just a couple of weeks! This card has a clear heat-embossed sheen on top:

For another "boo-tiful" card, check out this week's project on the main Inky site. Hope your week has more wildflowers than weeds in it, Inky friends!


stamping sue said...

do love resist technique but can't help with batak technique.
wow! do like all the ideas done with this set of stamps.
stamping sue

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, I see new stamps that I MUST add to my wish list so I can try out these fun techniques! some day I truly will own every single set Nancy has created..... bwah ha ha ha ha...... grins! ;)

she really IS one of my all time fave artists. love what she does with nature stamps. :)

Jackie Wamhoff said...

Even Nancy herself doesn't remember how she did the batik-style card, but I think it's cool, too. Thanks for your kind comments, ladies. :-)

Sue D said...

Love these silhouette stamps and cards. Looks like some kind of resist and also masking and then stamping the silhouette images?

Jackie Wamhoff said...

Hmm, Sue D, you might be right...would you please email me at inkyantics@aol.com?

bridget22868 said...

I love all the cards posted here. As for how Nancy may have done the one card wow I couldn't begin to tell you but to me the bird at least looks like she did the stamp kissing technique? Anyway it looks awesome however she did it. Thanks for sharing it with us.